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Feud between Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman? Coach Q to Montreal?

Feud between Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman? Coach Q to Montreal?
It’s quite possible Chicago Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville may not be back next season, even if he is under contract. Coach Q. and the Montreal Canadiens could be a perfect fit. One relationship that appears to be anything but perfect is that between Quenneville and GM Stan Bowman. It’s actually rather strained. Hockey Night in... Read more »

Blackhawks make two Defenseman for Draft Pick Deals

Blackhawks make two Defenseman for Draft Pick Deals
In a last second before the 2012 NHL Trade Deadline deal, the Blackhawks sent their main protector, defenseman John Scott to the New York Rangers. TSN reports the Blackhawks received a fifth-round pick in exchange for Scott. Getting rid of Scott leaves the Hawks without a true “enforcer” to retaliate against the hits that will... Read more »

Why is Wayne Gretzky Skating in a Blackhawks Sweater?

Why is Wayne Gretzky Skating in a Blackhawks Sweater?
No that’s not an airbrush or a photo shop. It’s truly The Great One Wayne Gretzky in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey. It’s a vision every Hawks fan dreamed of in 1986. Upon further inspection of a pic that is pure blasphemy to Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers fans…   …you can buy it at... Read more »
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Chicago Businessmen Influencing Future of NHL Franchises

WEALTHY CHICAGO INVESTORS AND POTENTIAL NHL TEAM OWNERSHIP Within the last couple weeks, wealthy Chicago area businessmen have been connected to different stories regarding potential ownership of an NHL franchise.  Matthew Hulsizer, CEO of Chicago-based Peak6 Investments LP, has been involved in talks about the Phoenix Coyotes for more than a year.  Don Levin, owner... Read more »

Blackhawks and Canucks Heading Back to Chicago, UNRULY Fans

Blackhawks and Canucks Heading Back to Chicago, UNRULY Fans
With a resounding 5-0 win in game five, the Chicago Blackhawks took a game from the Vancouver Canucks in their building and got right back in goaltender Roberto Luongo‘s head. They’ve out-scored the Canucks 12-2 in the last two games, and 17-11 in the series (yet they still face elimination being down 3-2). Maybe the... Read more »

Stan Bowman's Summer Purge Making Blackhawks Look Bad Today

The party is over now. It’s truly headache and hangover time, Chicago Blackhawks fans. Sure, four points to reach the playoffs isn’t an insurmountable obstacle, but jumping three teams probably is. Mostly because it’s hard to imagine them playing that much better down the stretch of this hockey season than they have so far. Barring... Read more »
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Blackhawks Inspire Funny Video

Ever since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, or actually slightly before, they’ve been a little too big for their britches at times. They were considered the hot thing in Chicago all year, and it might some effect on why they seem a tad complacent. Currently, the Hawks are 11th in the Western Conference,... Read more »

NHL Mid-Season Evaluations and Playoff Predictions

Early in the season, I provided my predictions as to how I believed the Western Conference would pan out.  A smart person would have simply chosen not to follow up on how accurate their predictions were. As I am not that type of person (smart), I now provide, at the halfway point of the season... Read more »

Top Ten Local Sports Inteviews and Soundbites of 2010

During the past year or so, I’ve had the tremendous opportunity of conversing with many of the most interesting and compelling interview subjects in the world of sports. Across the spectrum in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, college football, college basketball and much much more. Unless otherwise noted, these interviews are pretty much all exclusive.... Read more »
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Detroit and Columbus Give Blackhawks Two Divisional Roadblocks

When I covered the 2009 NHL Western Conference Finals, I saw firsthand when the Detroit Red Wings soundly defeated the Chicago Blackhawks. Actually, I saw Detroit own Chicago the way Goldman Sachs owns the United States government, and it made me realize the only way the Blackhawks were ever going to win the Cup was... Read more »
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